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Middlesex Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5004 / 51°30'1"N

Longitude: -0.1282 / 0°7'41"W

OS Eastings: 530022

OS Northings: 179601

OS Grid: TQ300796

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.DB

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QKL4

Entry Name: Middlesex Guildhall

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423608

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Matthew Westminster

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3079 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PARLIAMENT SQUARE, SW1
92/49 (west side)
5.2.70 Middlesex Guildhall
G.V. II*
County Guildhall. 1906-13 by J G S Gibson with Skipwith and Gordon, sculpture
by H C Fehr. Portland stone (load bearing with internal steel frame), slate
roofs. Very accomplished, boldly massed, Free Style late Gothic with Flemish-
Burgundian references and more immediately influenced by Henry Wilson and Giles
Scott in the concentration of carved ornament balanced by bare wall plane. Free
standing block with symmetrical main elevations and imposing tower of elongated
section. 3 storeys, basement and dormered attic storey with steep hipped roof
behind. 9 bays wide. Entrance in centrepiece with segmental arched deep set
portal and great segmental arched window above framed by canted bay-turrets.
Behind rises the massive tower with large segmental arched windows to sides
with flamboyant ornament, piercedwork parapet and corner turrets. Stone
mullioned-transomed windows to flanking ranges and returns. Drip string across
ground floor stepped over window heads. Sharply profiled cornice. The attic
storey has blind panel tracery linking enriched flamboyant gabled dormers. The
south return has main central portion advanced with 3 semicircular arched
ground floor windows and stone piercedwork balcony to 1st floor. Fine
sculptured details with deep, figured, relief frieze above and to the sides of
the entrance extending over canted bay-towers; statues under canopies, finials
etc. Lofty stone chimney stacks with attached"torse"shafts. Good Free Gothic
area railings. In the basement the C17 gateway to Tothill Fields Prison.


Listing NGR: TQ3002279601

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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